EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK VIA GOKYO LAKE & CHOLA PASS


Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes and Cho La Pass is one the world’s most beautiful high altitude treks. This trek takes you to Gokyo Lake and the glacier around Gokyo Ri. The summit climb of Gokyo Ri is very satisfying for most of the trekkers. From Gokyo Ri you will enjoy a fantastic views of the entire Himalayan mountain range including Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Pumori, Amadablam and Thamserkhu. Gokyo Valley is usually less crowded than Everest base camp and offers an alternative trekking route to Everest base camp. The views that you see from Gokyo  valley is not only exceptionally beautiful and but also more distinct despite being slightly in  far distance.

We take a scenic flight to Lukla and then start our trek up the Dudh Koshi river valley until we reach Phakding. Next morning we set off for Namche Bazaar, a large Sherpa market town, having passed through the Sagarmatha National Park, Sherpa villages, and Monasteries on the way. We spend one more extra day Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and to do some exploring of nearby schools and mountain vistas. Then, the trek continues along high mountain trail towards Gokyo valley.

From Machhermo we head up to Gokyo village, which takes more than a couple hours to reach. We will walk up to the valley and check in a lodge near the Lake  for overnight stay. There are six lakes in the Gokyo region, but the sixth one is too far and requires a day hike to  the .north

Leaving Machhermo village the trail begins to ascend beside the glacier. Gently we will  climb on stone steps that rise beside a cliff on one side and then  descend  steeply to the rapids below on the other side. Once up over this you are rewarded with views of the first lake of Gokyo valley. The water of the lake is glacial melt, in bright aqua bluish green and the near barren fields nearby are endowed with stone cairns  It  will take an hour and a half to cross the Ngozumpa  glacier.  Thangna is a mostly flat walk from here.

We begin our day early for Cho la Pass. It is going to be a long day. Cho la Pass is right behind Thangna. The ascent has a lot of rubble and scree. After crossing the Cho la Pass we make a steep descent to Dzongla. You’ll see Ama Dablam’s front view on this day

It will be a 3 hour walk to Labuche mostly on a flat trail but at quite an higher altitude. From Gorakshep, you will  set off for Everest Base Camp. The climb is fairly moderate, though the moraines are slippery and the ridge bordering Khumbu glacier is very windy.

Our return trekking journey we stop by Pheriche village and Namche Bazaar  before heading down to Lukla and catch flight back to  Kathmandu. This trek is the perfect opportunity to explore the lake at the highest elevation, unique lifestyle of the Himalayan people, their religion, customs and traditions in the Everest Region.

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel (1,300m/4,265ft)
Day 02: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9186ft) and trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,697ft)
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazar (3440m/11,286ft)
Day 05: Namche bazaar acclimatization day and hike to Syangbuche (3,780m12,401ft) for the view of Everest/Amadablam/Makalu/Lhotse, Nuptse and other Peaks.
Day 06: Trek to Doley (4,048m/13,280ft)
Day 07: Trek to Machhermo (4,465m/14,648ft)
Day 08: Trek to Gokyo Lake (4,750m/15,583ft)
Day 09: Exploration in Gokyo Lake or climb Gokyo ri (5,357m/17,575ft)
Day 10: Trek to Thangna (4,700m/15,583ft)
Day 11: Trek to Zongla (4,830m/15,846ft) via Cho La Pass (5,420m/17,782ft)
Day 12: Trek to Lobuche (4,910m/16,108ft)
Day 13: Lobuche to Evrest base camp (5,360m/17,585ft) then back to GorakShep (5,170m/16,961ft)
Day 14: Hike up to Kalapattar (5,545m/18192ft) trek back to Pheriche (4250m/13943ft)
Day 15: Pheriche to Namche Bazar (3,440m/11,286ft)
Day 16: Trek to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft)
Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,265ft)
Day 18: Departure
1: Airport pickup & drop (both international & domestic)
2: 3 night hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast basis
3: Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
4: Transportation cost for our trekking crew
5: Both way air ticket (KTM-LUKLA_KTM) with the airport tax
6: Trekking Information Management System TIMS Card & Sagarmatha national park fee
7: An English Speaking Local Expert Trekking Guide & Assistant Guide
8: Fresh Meals on full board ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner) with hot drinks and Tea/ Coffee
9: All wages, equipment, food, medical and accident insurances for all involved staff in trekking
10: Porters: 2 trekkers: 1 porter
11: Our service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal
12: Pioneer Adventure trekking bag, T-shirt or cap, & trekking Map
13: First aid medical kits for the group and the staff
14: Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with Cultural program  in Kathmandu
1: Nepal entry visa fee $...
2: International airfare
3: Entrance fee for sightseeing/ monument visit as per the itinerary
4: Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner)
5: Personal expenses: phone call, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, mineral water & hot shower
6: Rescues, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses
7: Clothing packing items or bags, personal medical kit
8: Any additional staff other than specified
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